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After I Have Rebuilt, How Do I Create a Home Inventory to Protect Myself in The Future?

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:40pm
  • Once you have re-established your home following the disaster, take time to do a home inventory. You can download a home inventory spreadsheet to help get started. You can also download the free NAIC myHOME Scr.APP.book app for iPhone. The app guides you through capturing images, descriptions, bar codes and serial numbers, and storing them electronically for safekeeping. The app even creates a back-up file for e-mail sharing.
  • Once you have completed the home inventory, talk with your agent to make sure your homeowners or renter's policy is adequate to cover your new investments.
  • When you file a claim you will be asked to make a list of everything damaged or destroyed. This process can be easier with a good home inventory. If you do not have a home inventory, sit down as a family and make the list room by room. If you forget something in your initial list, you can add to it at a later date.